i had a favourite book in grade 9 - the main character's name was Miguel. I pronounced it mig-u-elle in my head. in grade 11 french, my teacher was taking role call and called, "Miguel" (mig-elle)...and it dawned on me that that was the name i'd been reading...
growing up, we always had Laurentian pencil crayons for school. in my head, i pronounced it lauren-teen. when i got to TWU and heard they had a Laurentian Center...i was shocked that i could mispronounce a word for so many years and not find out until 10 - 15 years later.
this weekend, i was eating m&ms and spilled a bunch in the back the 4runner. i tried to pick them all up but they were hard to find. matt commented, "they melt in your mouth, not in your hand". later that (hot hot) day when i came across a lone m&m unmelted in the back of the truck, i realized that the m&m slogan actually means that they don't melt. i always thought they meant that they're so good, you eat them fast so they don't have time to melt in your hand. apparently...they don't melt in your hand even if you eat them slow. wow.
have you had random revelations such as these?